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THE CHIEF MARSHAL 

THE CLASS MARSHALS 

CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTERS DEGREE 

INSTRUCTORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS OF THE COLLEGE 

PROFESSORS EMERITI 

THE PRESIDENTIAL PARTY 



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE ACADEMIC MACE 
AND THE OFFICIAL MEDALLION 

Observing the centuries.old convocation procedures, each Marshal in the Savan- 
nah State College Academic Procession carries an official mace which is indicative 
of the power, dignity, and magisterium vested in the College. The mace is a club- 
shaped staff which originated in the Middle Ages as a weapon. Eventually, it gained 
a ceremonial character and is presently employed most often by legislative forums 
and academic enterprises. 

The official mace of Savannah State College was designed and made from ma- 
hogany wood by Mr. Ernest S. Brown, Instructor of Industrial Arts. Dr. Lester 
B. Johnson, Head of the Department of Engineering Technology, designed and built 
the Mace Stand. 

It is significant to note that the mace bears the official seal of the College and 
the motto of President Prince A. Jackson, Jr., "Lux Et Veritas" ("Light and Truth"), 
which is his conception of what Savannah State College should be, must be, and is 
to all individuals associated with her. Dr. Jackson also wears a silver medallion 
which bears the official seal of the College and symbolizes the Office of the President. 





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SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

HONOR GRADUATES 

AUGUST 10, 1975 



SUMMA CUM LAUDE (3.750 to 4.000) 

Joyce Lorraine Coney 
(Mathematics) 

David Lawrence Hamilton 
(Chemistry) 



MAGNA CUM LAUDE (3.400 to 3.749) 

Merita Howard 
(Accounting) 

Altamont Michael Howell 
(Accounting) 

Burma J. Ruth 
Health, Physical Education and Recreation 

Dannette Taylor 
(Mathematics) 

Sandra M. Hunter Young 
(Mathematics) 



CUM LAUDE (3.000 to 3.399) 

James Nelson Geter 
(General Business Administration) 

Sandra Harrington 
(Elementary Education) 

Clinton Earl Kent 
(General Business Administration) 

Marilyn Dianne Odom 
(Accounting) 

Margaret Ann Roberts 
(Elementary Education) 

Levoin Elaine Stewart 
(Accounting) 



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Aurarfc of Appreciation 



VIRGIL V. MCGEE, B.S. 

Commander, United States Navy 

Professor and Chairman, Division of Naval Sciences 

You have provided outstanding leadership in all of your assignments at sea and ashore. Indeed, 
you were an outstanding student leader at Tennessee State University and you served with 
distinction as a division officer aboard the aircraft carrier USS Leyte. As Commanding Officer of the 
NROTC, you made it one of the strongest programs at Savannah State College. An intensive 
dedication to service and excellence has imprinted an indelible debt of gratitude and appreciation to 
you from all members of the College Family. 

With abiding respect we pray, as you depart, Benedicat vos omnipotens Deus, Pater, et Filius, et 
Spiritus Sanctus. 



Given on the tenth day of August anno Domini MCMLXXV 
SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 
Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President 



ORDER OF EXERCISES 

* ACADEMIC PROCESSION: "God of Our Fathers" George Warren 

Coleridge A. Braithwaite, Ed.D., Organist 

INVOCATION The Reverend Edward C. Ducree, M.Div. 

Assistant Dean of Students 

Savannah State College 

and Pastor, Asbury United Methodist Church 

SELECTION: "America, Our Heritage" Helen Steele 

Upward Bound Chorus 
William L. Anderson, Conductor 
Elizabeth Albright, Accompanist 

INTRODUCTION OF THE SPEAKER Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D., President 

COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS The Honorable Benjamin D. Brown, J.D. 

Georgia State Representative, District 34 
Chairman, Georgia Legislative Black Caucus 

SELECTION: "I Don't Feel No- Ways Tired" arr. Harry T. Burleigh 

Upward Bound Chorus 

PRESENTATION OF CANDIDATES FOR THE BACCALAUREATE DEGREES: 

Division of Business Administration Mary C. Torian, Ed.D 

Division of Education Thelma M. Harmond, Ph.D 

Division of Humanities Luetta C. Milledge, Ph.D. 

Division of Natural Sciences Margaret C. Robinson, Ph.D. 

Division of Social Sciences Dr. Isaiah Mclver, Ph.D. 

Division of Technical Sciences Clyde W. Hall, Ed.D. 

CONFERRING OF BACCALAUREATE DEGREES Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

Assisted by the Dean of the College, Thomas H. Byers, Ph.D. 

ALUMNI INDUCTION James 0. Thomas, B.S. 

President, Savannah State College National Alumni Association 

Washington, D.C. 

PRESENTATION OF N.R.O.T.C. CANDIDATES FOR COMMISSION.. Commander Virgil V. McGee 

Commanding Officer, Savannah State College N.R.O.T.C. 

ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE Commander Virgil V. McGee 

PRAYER FOR THE NEW OFFICERS: "Veni Sancte Spiritus" ... The Reverend Samuel Williams 

M. Div., College Minister 

AWARD OF APPRECIATION Prince A. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D. 

ANNOUNCEMENTS 

SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

BENEDICTION The Reverend Samuel Williams, M.Div. 

THREE-FOLD AMEN 

-RECESSIONAL: "Triumphal March" (from "Aida") Giuseppe Verdi 

* The audience is requested to remain seated. 
** The audience is requested to remain seated until the procession has exited. 



GlanMuateH 3For <5i|e baccalaureate Seam 



DIVISION OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 



Accounting 

Merita Howard Savannah 

Altamont Michael Howell Savannah 

Levoin Elaine Stewart Union Point 

Evelyn M. Turner Savannah 

Othello Williams Savannah 

General Business Administration 

Charles Donald Anderson Savannah 

Sidney Louis Beach Los Angeles, Calif. 

Thomas Curtis Cornelius Macon 

Andrena Elliott Statesboro 

James Nelson Geter Elberton 

Kathy Davis Hannah Louisville 

Annie Jackson Wrightsville 

Lelia Mae Jones Riceboro 

Clenton Earl Kent Vidalia 

Cleveland Lewis, Jr Savannah 

Marilyn McPherson Savannah 

Jimmy Pugh Augusta 

Horace Anthony Ruff, Jr Savannah 

Karen Henricka Shellman Savannah 

Mellenia A. DoCoteau Savannah 

Betty A. Sneed Savannah 

Annie Lou Young Savannah 

Office Administration 
Charlene Williams Pembroke 

Management and Marketing 
Emily Maxine Crawford Savannah 



Business Education 

Marilyn Anderson Glennville 

Jimmie Nell Cain Glennville 

Mary Elizabeth Adkins Smith Mcintosh 

DIVISION OF EDUCATION 

Elementary Education 

Linda Maria Grant Savannah 

Brenda Joyce Griffin Bainbridge 

Sandra J. Harrington Savannah 

Pamela Dianne Hooks Savannah 

Ella Mae Jones Claxton 

Cynthia Marie Perry Savannah 

Margaret Anne Roberts Savannah 

Kathy Ann Scott Townsend 

Ruby Jean Johnson Glenwood 

Health, Physical Education and Recreation 
Burma J. Ruth Savannah 

DIVISION OF HUMANITIES 

English Language and Literature 

Beverly Ann Keitt Savannah 

Audrey Regina Williams Savannah 

DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES 

Chemistry 

David Lawrence Hamilton Savannah 

Avera Bettina Hensley Columbus 

Mathematics 

Joyce Lorraine Coney Savannah 

Jackie L. Famble Savannah 

Sandra M. Hunter Young Savannah 

Ardell Leonard Richardson, Jr Macon 

Dannette Taylor Kingsland 

DIVISION OF SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Criminal Justice 

Pamela Patricia Anderson Atlanta 

Jacquelyn Marie Gilbert Savannah 

Shirley Ann Jackson Quitman 

Robert John Jones Savannah 

Randolph Frederick Jones Clermont, Fla. 

Deborah Ann Scott Savannah 

Barbara Anne Speights Savannah 

Jerry Thomas Dupont 

Phillip Duane Tremelling Dodgeville, Wis. 

Gwendolyn Elayne Walker Orangeburg, S.C. 

June Diane Wilson Savannah 



Sociology 

Betty Jean Culver Savannah 

Howard Duncan Savannah 

Jacqueline Joyce Brown Elmore Beaufort, S.C. 

Gwendolyn Hargrove Savannah 

Lester Harris Savannah 

Vangie Lee Hawkins Moultrie 

Walter Hawkins Orlanda, Fla. 

Debra Lavern Hill Waycross 

Doris Ann Key Covington 

Neil A. Mosley Savannah 

Audrey Beatrice Oliver Savannah 

Vesta Beal Shephard Cordele 

Mozella Louise West Savannah 

Social Work 
Patricia Ann Cutter Savannah 

History 

Sanford Ellis Mayfield 

Danny Louis Parrish Metter 

John Wesley Rivers, Jr Columbus 

Social Studies Education 
Carolyn M. Hilton Savannah 

DIVISION OF TECHNICAL SCIENCES 

Civil Engineering Technology 
Curtis Joe Haynes Albany 

Dietetics and Institutional Management 
Vernice LaShon Barnes Savannah 

Textiles and Clothing 

Ruby Hannah Brown Wrens 

Althia Marie Little Athens 

Industrial Arts Education 
Isaac Lamarshall Shubert Waynesboro 

Trade and Industrial Education 
John H. Davis North Augusta, S.C. 



Note: Appearance of a name on any list in this program must not be considered as conclusive 
evidence of graduation. Persons who have met all requirements for a particular degree and 
whose names appear on the lists in this program will receive the degree indicated. 



THE JOINT GRADUATE PROGRAM OF 
ARMSTRONG STATE COLLEGE AND SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER OF EDUCATION 

AND 
THE MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DEGREES 

August 13, 1975 

MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION 

Matthew Joseph Daly B.B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 

Gary F. Felts B.A. Degree University of South Florida 

Phil Murray Hope A.B. Degree Albany State College 

James W. McCabe B.A. Degree Wolford College 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION 

Mary Vickers Edwards B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Alma Chisholm B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Jerry Andrew Mims B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Shirley L. New B.S. Degree University of Florida 

Geraldine Saures B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Barbara Morrow Stokes B.S. Degree Florida State University 

Martha Jackson B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION 

Barbara Merle Aimar B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 

Sara Orr Baker A.B. Degree Georgia College at Milledgeville 

Joyce A. Bellamy B.S. Degree Claflin College 

Reatha L. Moore Butler B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Suzanne Atnip Butler B.S. Degree Union University 

Victoria T. Dennis B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Thomas Marcus Dixon A.B. Degree Morris College 

Sue B. Dumas B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 

Ernestine Marie Fleming B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Betty J. Frazier B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Eugenia Taylor Gallon B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Georgia H. Gray B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Marietta C. Hardwick B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Merida Harris B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Vivian T. Hope A.B. Degree Albany State College 

Nathaniel Jenkins B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Louise Mallard Jones B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Katherine Nicoll Lee B.A. Degree Pfeiffer College 

Ruth Ling B.S. Degree Fort Valley State College 

Jimmie Cooper McGraw B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 

Norris L. Montague B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 

Frances Smith Patton B.S. Degree Lander College 

Patricia Pursley B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Margaret Dahlia Hood Rahn B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 

Emmett Laurence Ramsey B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Elizabeth Stone Sahlie B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 

Merleye Grant Sanford B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Onnye Jean Sears B.S. Degree Langston University 

Catherine Wade Shakespeare B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Shirley Ferguson Shaver... B.M.Ed. Degree East Texas Baptist College 

Billie Sue Munden Shehan B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 

Patricia Anne Smith B.S. Degree Women's College of Georgia 

Ruby Cellia Stevens B.S. Degree Fort Valley State College 

Helen Allred Strozier B.S. Degree University of Wisconsin 

Ollie Tate Thomas B.S. Degree Savannah State College 

Sonya Ann Ferrell Ward B.S. Degree University of Georgia 

Marie Rhan Williamson B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 



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MASTER OF EDUCATION IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: 
BEHAVIOR DISORDERS 

Sue Ann M. Anderson B.S. Degree Armstrong State College 1967 

William L. Anderson B.S. Degree Clafton College 1969 

Melissa Ruth Arata B.A. Degree University of South Carolina 1972 

Isaiah Ezel Boles B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1973 

Connie Poppel Brown A.B. Degree Armstrong State College 1972 

Pamela J. Easson A.B. Degree Armstrong State College 1974 

Jane Smith Goodwin A.B. Degree Auburn University 1972 

Shirley Cynthia Johnson B.S. Degree Troy State College 1973 

Carol Gordon Matthews B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1973 

Edith S. Padgett B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1969 

Elizabeth P. Sears B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1971 

Pauline Simmons A.B. Degree Georgia Southern College 1971 

Marilyn Ann Tuten B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1973 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN BIOLOGY 

Carl W. Brown B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1967 

Robert L. Gilbert B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1972 

Willie Bruce Michael B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1965 

Cecil Strong B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1968 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN CHEMISTRY 

Franklin Goldwire B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1970 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN ENGLISH 

Marjory Varnedoe B.S. Degree Hampton Institute 1971 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN HISTORY 

Dianne Snell Banner B.S. Degree Valdosta State College 1965 

Ernest Brisbane, III „.. B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1969 

Mary G. Ford B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 1971 

Glenda Ann Griggs B.S. Degree Middle Tennessee State University 1964 

Deonn Bostic Stone B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1974 

Anita Varner B.A. Degree Women's College of Milledgeville 1967 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN MATHEMATICS 

Robert Edward Bailey B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1970 

Margaret H. Polite B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1962 

Gladys Cordray Robbins A.B. Degree Mercer University 1946 

Teresa Beatrice Smith B.S. Degree Georgia Southern College 1970 

Malcolm Blair White B.S. Degree North Carolina State University 1968 

MASTER OF EDUCATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 

Ben Francis Fargason B.A. Degree Armstrong State College 1973 

Earl Jackson B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1972 

Mary L. Smalls B.S. Degree Savannah State College 1970 

David H. Whiteis A.B. Degree Birmingham Southern College 1967 

Doris Davida Woods B.S. Degree South Carolina State College 1956 



SENIOR CLASS OFFICERS 

Robert John Jones President 

Walter Hawkins Vice-President 

Margaret Anne Roberts Secretary 

Jacquelyn Marie Gilbert Treasurer 

* * * * 

MEMBERS OF ALPHA KAPPA MU NATIONAL 

HONOR SOCIETY 

Mary Allen Ethel Boles 

Pamela F. Baker 

MEMBERS OF SIGMA PI TAU DELTA 
HONOR SOCIETY 

Audrey Williams 



* * * * 



USHERS 

Midshipmen - N.R.O.T.C. 
Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity 



SAVANNAH STATE COLLEGE HYMN 

Let us give thanks and praise to Thee, 
To our Alma Mater, S.S.C. 
Thine honor, pride, and eminence, 
We raise in prayerful reverence. 

Guide us still from day to day, 
Be Thou mindful lest we lose our way; 
Help us know that life, short or long, 
Means unceasing work for weak and strong. 

REFRAIN 

Where Savannah meets the sea, 

Where grassy plains and palms abound, 

Where the flowrs are gems of loveliness, 

There S.S.C. is found. 

We adore each beauteous scene and hall, 

Our all we pledge to Thee! 

In our hearts we'll build a shrine for Thee. 

We hail Thee, S.S.C. 

— J. Randolph Fisher 
Hillary Hatchett 



ANNOUNCEMENTS 



1975 FALL QUARTER Freshmen, September 15 

Upperclassmen, September 17 



ACADEMIC COSTUMES 

Modern academic dress has evolved from a type of apparel prescribed by English Medieval 
Universities to distinguish their schools from the lay person in dress at a time when everybody 
wore robes or' gowns. When American colleges and universities desired to adopt some suitable 
system of academic apparel a half century ago it seemed best to agree on some definite system 
which all might follow. Accordingly, this attire has consisted of the cap, the gown, and the hood, 
the latter two now differing according to the degree the wearer has received. 

The modern cap, in academic dress has the same design for all degrees; black and square- 
shaped with a tassel hanging from the center. However, the color of the tassel usually differentiates 
the field of study for which the degree was granted, the gold tassel being worn by doctors or by 
presidents of colleges and universities; but it may be added that the black tassel is correct for 
all degrees. 

The gown, unlike the cap, differs appreciably in design according to the degree conferred 
on the wearer. The gown for the bachelor's degree has pointed sleeves. It is designed to be worn 
closed. The gown for the master's degree, worn open or closed has an oblong sleeve, open at the 
wrist, like the others. The sleeve base hangs down in the tradilional manner. The rear part 
of its oblong shape is square cut and the front part has an arc cut away. The doctor's gown, worn 
open or closed, has long sleeves faced with velvet; three bars of velvet are midway the sleeves. 
The trimmings of the doctor's gown may be black or the color associated with the field of study. 

The hood, while not an article of dress, is, however, the most distinctive feature of the aca- 
demic attire. It is a black, crow-shaped badge or adornment with an oval opening and worn down 
the back. It enables one to quickly determine not only the degree held by the wearer but also the 
college or university from which he is graduated. The colors lining the hood and the size and 
shape of the hood make this distinction. The bachelor's and master's hoods are three feet and 
three and a half feet in length, respectively; the doctor's hood is four feet in length and is made 
with a wide panel. Hoods may be worn for only those degrees actually held by the wearers. 

Members of the governing body of a college or university, and they only, whatever their 
degrees may be, are entitled to wear doctor's gowns (with black velvet), but their hoods may 
be only those of degrees actually held by the wearers or those especially prescribed for them 
by the institution. 

In some colleges and universities, it is customary for the president, chancellor, or chief officer 
to wear a costume similar to that worn by the head of a foreign university. 

The chief marshal may wear a specially designed costume approved by the institution. 

For all academic purposes, including trimmings of doctor's gowns, edging of hoods, and 
tassels of caps, the color associated with different subjects as prescribed by the revised American 
Intercollegiate Code is as follows: 

Agriculture , Maise 

Arts, Letters, Humanities White 

Business Drab 

Economics Copper 

Education Light Blue 

Law Purple 

Library Science Lemon 

Music Pink 

Oratory — -(Speech) Silver Gray 

Philosophy Dark Blue 

Physical Education Sage Green 

Science Golden Yellow 

Theology Scarlet 

At Savannah State College, the lining of the hood has an orange chevron on a blue back- 
ground to represent school colors. A faculty member wears the color of his alma mater.